by Texas Homesteader ~
I typically like to cook our meals from scratch. But let’s be honest. For all of us, sometimes there are ‘Those Days‘… Today is just such a day.
I’ve been busy all week, I’m just getting over being ill and today I really need to play catch-up. So a hearty meal needs to be on auto-pilot today.
Easy ’nuff, I decided to make taco soup.
This soup is way too easy, y’all. It simply involves browning the ground meat, opening up a bunch of cans, dumping it all in the pot & waiting for the flavors to marry.
You almost don’t even need a recipe for it.
The abbreviated story: Brown 2 lbs of ground meat with onion & seasoned with a packet of taco seasoning. (I make my own homemade Taco Seasoning)
Then add the drained meat to a slow cooker along with a drained can of each: corn, black beans & green chiles.
Add undrained cans of Ranch-Style beans, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce & beef broth. I always have plenty of Homemade Bone Broth available – it’s way too easy to make yourself so I never buy it. 🙂
Now just turn your slow cooker to low heat and let it heat low & slow until you’re ready to eat.
When it’s time to eat I scoop the hot soup into big bowls and garnish with either a little shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped chives, jalapeno or sometimes nothing at all. It’s delicious just the way it is! And it’s a great bone-warming option on a cold day.
So if you need a hot, healthy meal that can be made using your kitchen auto-pilot for ‘those days‘, here’s the easy recipe:
Quick & Easy Taco Soup
This simple taco soup is perfect for days when you don't have time to cook. Simply brown ground meat and then dump all ingredients into a slow cooker. Supper is ready when you are! ~TxH~
- 2 lbs Ground Meat
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 pkt taco seasoning
- 1 15-oz can Corn, drained
- 1 15-oz can Black Beans, drained & rinsed
- 1 15-oz can Ranch-Style Beans, Undrained
- 1 10-oz can Rotel Tomatoes, undrained
- 1 15-oz can Tomato Sauce
- 1 7-oz can Green chiles
- 1 15-oz can Beef broth
Saute chopped onion in a small bit of oil until translucent.
Add ground meat and cook until no pink remains. Drain meat and sprinkle taco seasoning, stirring to blend together.
Place drained meat and all remaining ingredients into slow cooker. Turn cooker on low and warm through.
Serve soup in bowls. Top with garnish if desired: sprinkling of shredded cheese, dollop of sour cream, chopped chives or sliced jalapeno.
Our Favorite Tex-Mex Recipes
- Carnitas Tacos
- MYO Crispy Taco Shells
- Easy Corn Tortillas
- Mix-n-Pour Tortilla Recipe – No Kneading, No Rolling
- Pulled-Pork Enchiladas
- Cheesy Enchilada Casserole
- Lazy Cook’s Chile Relleno Cups
- SW Chicken w/Herbed Rice
- Cheesy Chile-Chicken Casserole
- MYO Taco Seasoning
- Quick & Easy Taco Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Spicy Jalapeno Cornbread
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